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25 Years And Counting!' concert to celebrate WERU Radio's First Quarter Century

September 10, 2013
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BLUE HILL/BANGOR - WERU-FM (89.9 FM in Blue Hill, 99.9 FM in Bangor and streaming online at www.weru.org) is 25 years old! As part of the year-long celebration of the non-profit community radio station's first quarter century on the air, there will be a celebration concert '25 Years And Counting!' at The Grand in Ellsworth on Oct. 6, 2013 at 4 p.m.

The concert will feature some of Maine's best-known performers, including Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul, and Mary; singer-songwriter David Mallett; Maine Humorist Tim Sample; and folk musicians Bill Schubeck, Heidi Daub and Phil Norris. With the exception of David Mallett, all of the performers at the 25th anniversary celebration concert played live on the WERU airwaves during the station's first day on the air. This event is a benefit to support WERU-FM. Many WERU programmers, present and past, will be joining in the celebration, both from the stage and as part of the audience, and there are likely to be a few surprises as well. According to the radio station's General Manager Matt Murphy, "We are so grateful to our listeners and volunteers for over a quarter century of support, and this concert promises to be quite the celebration of that support for WERU's years of service to the community."

Tickets are $27 for priority upfront seating, $22 for general admission, $12 for youth under 14 and $50 for families. Tickets are available through The Grand box office at 667-9500 or online at grandonline.org. More information about the concert celebration is available at www.weru.org.

WERU-FM is a non-commercial community radio station broadcasting 24 hours a day, 365 days a year serving Midcoast and Downeast Maine as 'a voice of many voices.' Volunteers provide a wide variety of music, spoken word and local news programs that are generally not otherwise available on the local airwaves. Over 2,000 members and over 200 local businesses provide the station with financial support. More than 1,200 local people have been volunteers at the station over its 25-year history, and there are over 200 current active volunteers. Monthly training sessions are held for those interested in becoming new volunteers at WERU. For more information on volunteering, call 469-6600 during business hours or visit www.weru.org.

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